Sunday, February 18, 2007

How to use a dictionary and still get it wrong

Another little gem from my marking. It took me a few moments to understand what had gone wrong.

It's from a correspondence course for Higher English.


Question: What are runes? (You may like to use a dictionary to help you answer this question.)

Student's answer: Runes are remnants of a dwelling or building that are no longer kept mended.

6 comments:

Shauna said...

you are kidding!?!?!!!! that is hilarious. i didn't think we could top the You Don't Have To Be Good At Maths one :)

Molly said...

That student should write a rune about the ruins.....

Zanna said...

I love it - what a wonderful language is English

Aunty Evil said...

Hey, that's the right answer!

Isn't it?

Maybe they read the question too quickly.

Maybe they are Strine, you know, from Australia.

velcro said...

I am so happy that the internet didn't exist when I was at school. I'm sure my history teacher would had years' worth of blog material from my essays.

meggie said...

Mind boggling! a great laugh, though!